Wallpaper Hanging Instructions


Please read these instructions carefully before hanging

All Woodchip & Magnolia wallpapers are easy to install, whether you hire a decorator, or choose to do the task yourself. If you need any advice contact us  not only do we create, and manufacture we are also pretty good at hanging our wallpapers.




Check that your wallpaper rolls are undamaged and that the design/colourway is correct.

***Please ensure that there are enough rolls to complete the job please note our wallpaper is printed to order, so slight variations in colour and trim can occur between separate orders.

No claim can be accepted for hanging wallpapers that have been cut and hung showing defects which were apparent at the time of hanging.




Remove any old wallpaper and loose paint fill and sand any imperfections or cracks

Clean the wall with detergent or sugar soap

On recently plastered and/or painted walls, it is important to “size” or “seal” the wall – this means make up a diluted solution of paste and liberally apply to the walls being decorated and let it dry.

This will be absorbed into the porous plaster and will stop the paste being absorbed into the wall when it is applied

If your walls are a little on the old side or not in the best condition we recommend that walls are cross lined using a good quality lining paper

Lining paper should be allowed to dry out completely before hanging the wallpaper

Turn the central heating off and ensure the room is well-aired during the application and drying time

Dark coloured papers may need their edges coloured with a crayon of a similar tone to avoid white edges showing.




All our wallpapers are 'Paste The Wall' this means you paste the wall and not the paper

We advise a premium pre-mixed tub of 'Paste The Wall' paste widely available online or at your local DIY store.

Nina like's to use Solvite paste the wall paste it rolls on pink and dries clear

Do NOT use all purpose or heavy duty paste these are not suitable for our beautiful designs.

Paste should be evenly applied to the wall and hang 1 length at a time, to an area slightly wider than the width of the roll

Should any paste come into contact with the surface, it should be lightly dabbed o
ff whilst using a clean, dry sponge or soft cloth with no soap or cleaning liquids.

Paste can potentially damage the wallpaper, Woodchip & Magnolia cannot accept responsibility for paste marks or heavy handed abrasion damage caused by rubbing paste into the surface of the wallpaper, or vigorously rubbing the surface with an abrasive cloth.




  1. The wallpaper can be hung dry from the roll left to right. Use ladders to get to the ceiling or coving, and allow a little extra product, e.g 2-3cm at the top

  2. As you hang from the roll lightly brush (Using a clean dry decorators brush) into place as you go down to the skirting board. Here you can lightly push the paper to the wall. Leave the roll on the floor, or cut the lengths before you hang.

  3. Ensure that the paper is in the correct position and is vertically correct. Brush down the paper with a smoothing decorator’s brush from the centre to the edges of the roll

  4. Cut the excess paper at the top and bottom with a knife or wallpaper scissors.

  5. Working to the right of this first “drop”,paste the wall again allowing a few centimetres wider than the width of the wallpaper. You should see you don’t need to get close to the first drop of paper when doing this.

  6. For the second drop – look to see where the paper matches (the point at which the design fits together along the edges of the wallpaper).

  7. Starting at the top, match the paper as you hang it dry from the roll – lightly brushing the paper to the wall as you go. The paper will slide into place on the paste.

  8. When you get to the bottom of the wall – check the pattern matches, and there are no gaps. If there are bubbles, or mismatches, just loosely pull the paper back and brush it back down. The paper is forgiving!


  10. Repeat until the wall is covered. Don’t worry about taking breaks or giving up for the night. You can pick up wherever you left off – just make sure to re-apply the paste - If leaving your paste overnight cover it up.